John Wick 4 starring Keanu Reeves adds Donnie Yen to cast to portray titular character’s friend
Donnie Yen joins the cast of John Wick 4 with Keanu Reeves.
The 57-year-old actor plays a friend of Reeves’ Wick character with common enemies in the Lionsgate film, Deadline reported on Thursday.
The Chinese actor-director has previously appeared in Mulan, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and xXx: Return of Xander Cage.
The latest: Donnie Yen joins the cast of John Wick 4 with Keanu Reeves
“We’re very lucky that Donnie Yen has joined the franchise,” director Chad Stahelski told the outlet. “I look forward to working with him in this exciting new role.”
Producer Basil Iwanyk said Yen will bring “a vibrant and powerful energy to the franchise.
“We were determined to take him to John Wick 4 and we’re thrilled to have such a great talent working with Keanu.”
Last month, the casting of Japanese-British pop star Rina Sawayama was announced, as Stahelski called the entertainer making her feature film debut “an incredible talent who will bring so much to the film.”
The 57-year-old actor plays a friend of Reeves’ Wick character with common enemies in the Lionsgate movie
The John Wick franchise was a consistent and profitable performer at the box office in the first three episodes box
Sawayama previously attended Cambridge University and went on to pursue a career in modeling and later in music. She had hits with songs like XS, Comme des Garçons and Chosen Family (with Elton John).
Production of the film is planned for Germany, France and Japan.
The John Wick franchise has been a consistent and profitable performer at the box office as the 2014 original film grossed $86 million worldwide; 2017’s John Wick: Chapter 2 grossed $171 million worldwide and 2019’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum grossed $327 million worldwide.
The film is set to hit theaters on May 27, 2022.